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Oleana

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$$$$
International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
617-661-0505
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great great food; romantic spot if can get a table outside

It is quite tough to get a reservation. We had a midweek early reservation and on a beautiful evening got to sit in the lovely garden at the back. Cannot reserve to sit outside so is on a first come basis. We skipped the main course and had four meze plates. The food is lovely. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
MikeBirdman
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Acton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is quite tough to get a reservation. We had a midweek early reservation and on a beautiful evening got to sit in the lovely garden at the back. Cannot reserve to sit outside so is on a first come basis. We skipped the main course and had four meze plates. The food is lovely. The taramasalata special was divine;... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place had a wonderful dinner. We had four mezes to start (small appetizer) that were amazing: octopus, Sultan's delight (short rib), crudités, moussaka, and an eggplant stew (special for the night). All were delicious....we split the lamb shish for dinner. Dessert was a pistachio/blueberry crepe dessert with ice cream....yum. My husband had Turkish coffee (amazing) and I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Each dish is exclusive.Vegetarians do not have to worry with the amazing choice available.Its an experience and a must place in Boston

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Sat at the bar and enjoyed one of the most amazing meals I have had in a long time. Great wines, knowledgable staff, and innovative food. Highly recommended.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is my new favorite restaurant. The flavors, ingredient combinations and smells are fantastic. We were a party of 5 and shared at least 10 meze (small plates) and 2 desserts. Not one thing I didn't like, all so delicious. We made reservations and upon arriving asked to sit outside. We were told they could not accommodate five outside. We... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of my favorite places in Cambridge. Fresh amazing food every time. Small intimate feel. Never have had a bad meal at oleana! Just make sure to get reservations ahead of time if you're on a schedule and always always get the baked Alaska!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant is just amazing. It is not your typical Mediterranean or middle eastern food. The food is very sophisticated with the use of a lot of interesting ingredients, spices and original combinations. We were a party of 4 and had 6 different mezze (small plates) 3 entrees and 1 dessert. Everything that we tasted was perfect. The dining in... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice place I love it. One of my favorite. I really like the back porch. I'll advice this place to anybody that wants to try a tapas bar around Cambridge

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

seating on the patio was very pleasant (and doesn't require a reservation -- we showed up at opening time and were seated immediately). Food was good, but not up to all the hoopla. Service was spotty.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Make sure you have a reservation at the this great place for foodies. Unique, fantastic blend of flavors in a Mediterranean (Turkish, middle-Eastern) dishes. Serving both tapas and mains, all of the dishes were "to die for"....especially the tapas. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-661-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?